Turkey Day is almost here and if you're anything like us you might still be on the lookout for a few recipes. We haven't even gone to the store yet...and it's going to be so not fun. Anyway, here are some tried and true recipes from some of our fashion friends who love the holiday and all its fixings. Happy Thanksgiving! Lisa Mayock's "Pumpkin Graveyard Flan" "Recently, I've become obsessed with dollhouse and model train parts, which are pretty much guaranteed to make anything in their immediate vicinity way more awesome. Which of course includes desserts. I recommend the miniatures mecca Tiny Dollhouse for the most detailed teeny replicas youve ever seen, and also Gotham Model Trains." You need: 3/4 cup white sugar 4 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree 3/4 cup water 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt A 9" pan Any pan bigger than the 9" pan for a water bath A platter or really big plate Preheat the oven to 350. In a heavy pan over medium heat, melt the sugar. (This is a weird process that feels like witchcraft- it takes about 8 or so minutes, and all of the sudden the granules turn to goo- just make sure to keep stirring.) Pour that into an ungreased 9" pan and coat it. Do this quickly as the sugar hardens really fast. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and stir in the pumpkin puree. Add condensed milk, water, vanilla, salt and pour this into the coated pan. Set that 9" pan into another bigger pan with at least 1 1/2" of water into it to make a bath. The bath is what prevents the eggs from cooking too fast and ensures that edges dont get burnt and gross. Cook for about 55-65 minutes. A knife should come out clean when stuck into the middle. Cool it and refrigerate. Loosen the sides with a knife, and flip it upside down onto the platter or real large plate. Put tiny gravestones on top (not optional) and blueberries (optional)
Rachel Comey's "The Gobbler" First you need two pieces of bread (you can even use whole wheat if you want to keep it healthy). Now it's time to put the leftovers from Thanksgiving to good use… On one slice of bread spread the jellied cranberry sauce On top of the cranberry sauce pile on the turkey Throw on a mound of stuffing—I prefer my family's meat stuffing. Put the two pieces of bread together and cut in half. If you find that the sandwich is dry, go ahead and drizzle some gravy on it. John Patrick's Mulled Cider 1/2 Gallon Fresh Apple Juice 1 orange stuffed with organic cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp. AllSpice 1 inch of pounded fresh ginger root Toss it all in a non-aluminum pot together and place over medium heat, bringing it to a boil. Serve with rum if you'd like!